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IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus—Dinner and Studio Tours
Tue, August 21, 2018, 11:00 am–1:00 pm| Free
Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.
Free and open to the public.
July 3, 2018–August 31, 2018
Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is a writer from Six Nations. Rogers works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry, and recorded poetry with music. Rogers is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist. Her literary titles include Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010, Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011, Peace in Duress, Talonbooks 2014, and Totem Poles and Railroads, ARP Books, 2016, and a forthcoming title Between Spirit and Emotion, Bookland Press, Fall 2018. She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUV-FM from 2007–2017. Her music column, Tribal Clefs, was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008–2016. Her radio documentaries, Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music and Resonating Reconciliation, won Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in 2011 and 2013.
The 2Ro Media Collective is a production company she and Mohawk media artist Jackson 2bears own and operate which produced the short experimental documentary NDNs on the Airwaves about CKRZ-FM Six Nations radio. 2Ro Media also developed the multiple media project For This Land presented as multi-channel media installations in several galleries and public venues. Rogers also produced a six-part radio documentary series NDNs on the Airwaves focused on the current history of native radio in Canada (launched in February 2016).
Janet Roger’s residency session is made possible by the generous support of Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in partnership with IAIA.
Robert “Spooner” Marcus
August 20, 2018–October 19, 2018
Robert “Spooner” Marcus (Ohkay Owingeh) is a glass artist. In 1993, just out of high school, his first job was working in a small glass studio in Española making juice cups. This experience as a production glass worker eventually led to his future as a glass artist. After that shop closed, he worked in a wood shop for four years. Then, in 2000, he heard of a glass shop in Taos and decided to dedicate himself to that program. Taos Glass Arts proved to be a turning point in his career. At this shop, he had the opportunity to expand his knowledge and work with other Native American glass artists. Taos Glass Arts closed it’s doors in 2005 and in 2006, he started working at Prairie Dog Glass located at Jackalope in Santa Fe. This is where he currently works producing custom and art glass. Some techniques he uses include blown and sand-carved vessels, sand castings, sculpted figures, and fused glass.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.